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1. Call for Abstracts - The 11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function
2. 3D Models DIY
3. Decalcification
4. 1st congress WSLO
5. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


From: "Huibi Liu" <>
Subject: Call for Abstracts
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 15:17:13 -0600

The 11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function will be held from June 18 to 22, 2006 in the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Tower. You are invited to share your scholarship with dentofacial specialists from around the world.  Don't miss your chance to present your work at one of the most important international events in the fields of craniofacial biology, orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics! 

The main themes for the 2006 Symposium include:

· Craniofacial Genetics

· Bioengineering and Technology

· Tooth Agenesis and Craniofacial Anomalies

· Management of Functional and Behavioral Problems

· Clinical Orthodontics

· Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

This Symposium features presentations in the above disciplines, pre-symposium and post-symposium courses, opportunities for networking, exhibiting, and invited conference addresses by Drs. Samir Bishara, Jose Dahan, Athanasios Athanasiou, Birte Melsen, Kurt Faltin Jr., Adrian Becker, Ennio Gianni, Abbas Zaher, Nejat Erverdi, and Etsuko Kondo.

We invite abstract submissions from clinicians, researchers, and graduate students in disciplines including craniofacial biology, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, as well as other clinicians interested in growth and development.


Please visit the Symposium web site for submission guidelines, online submission and online registration:

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2006

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Questions? e-mail:

Symposium Committee 2006
Department of Orthodontics
University of Illinois at Chicago



From: "JM" <>
To: "'The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics'" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: 3D Models DIY
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 12:20:57 +1100

Has anyone here looked into a DIY 3D model system for their practice? Any recommendations? Ideally they should be able to "3D image" impressions and not just stone models.

John Mamutil
Baulkham Hills, Aust


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From: "Jeffrey Mastroianni" <>
Subject: Decalcification
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 10:53:55 -0600

Despite giving thorough and repeated instructions on how to care for their braces, many of my younger patients still struggle to achieve proper hygiene. We evaluate them at their initial visit and show them how to brush properly, then we grade them at every visit and use a wooden nickel program to motivate them. If they don't have good OH then they don't get nickels.

Even on some of my better patients I have noticed some decalcification near the gingival margins. Could my etching technique make my patients more susceptible to decalcification? Sometimes I use self-etch primer, sometimes a standard etch technique. I have recently begun using Pro Seal to help combat the problem.

Does anyone have any suggestions for either motivating patients to become better brushers or how to improve my technique to make them less likely to harm their teeth. Also, any anecdotal thoughts on the efficacy of Pro Seal.

Jeff Mastroianni DMD MS
Glen Carbon, IL


Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 12:25:59 -0500
From: "Olivier Nicolay" <>
Subject: 1st congress WSLO

Dear Colleagues,

I wish to draw your attention to the program of the 1st congress of the World Society Of Lingual Orthodontics to be held in New York, March 2nd to 4th. I attached a letter from Dr. Takemoto with the necessary link to the WSLO web site. All orthodontists will find very interesting lectures on various topics. Wish you well for the new year.

Olivier Nicolay
New York


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